Skip to comments.Banned Iraqi Missile Engines Found in Jordan -UN
Posted on 06/09/2004 11:28:14 PM PDT by F14 Pilot
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Engines for long-range missiles have turned up in Jordan from unguarded sites in Iraq that were once monitored for materials that could produce banned weapons, U.N. inspectors said on Wednesday.
In a closed-door U.N. Security Council meeting, Demetrius Perricos, the acting director of the U.N. Monitoring, Verification and Inspections Commission, warned that too many pieces of equipment were leaving Iraq, some as scrap.
"We found a few more engines and a few other items in Jordan," Perricos told Reuters. "It is getting bad. Too many things are coming out."
UNMOVIC, using photographs and serial numbers, previously reported discovering SA-2 engines among scrap in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam. They were used in Iraq's Al Samoud 2 banned missile program.
The motors found in Jordan were also SA-2 engines "and that is why we were interested," Perricos said.
Perricos briefed the Security Council on his recent report that showed satellite pictures of the engines discovered in the Netherlands and a site in Iraq stripped of its equipment, possibly by looters.
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See? Inspections work.
I've never had any doubt.
I think we should find 'em all around....say....mid-October?
"Calling Dan Rather, Calling Dan Rather"; here's the news you want to report about, eh?
That's sarcasm I assume.
I think they want to guard all these new places. Jobs for the boys.
Well, looky here.
Other items, hmmmm. Wonder if the chemical agents that they intended to use in Jordan to kill 20,000 people was among the "other items."
"U.N. inspectors left Iraq shortly before the war in March 2003 and have not been allowed to return since. The United States has sent its own teams to search for weapons of mass destruction. The fate of the search teams is not known under the new Iraqi interim government that takes office on June 30."
Isn't it amazing that Blix & co. couldn't find crap and the minute our inspection teams go in we start finding things. Maybe it is me, but Binary weapons not listed, illegal engines, labs, missiles.... Nahh, Iraq wasn't developing WMD or any platform to launch it from.
Straight away the article gives a falsehood. These engines are from the SA-2 (GUIDELINE) surface-to-air missile. The missiles that the Iraq's powered with these engines are short-range.
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